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Passenger transport capacity reduced to one third due to the state of emergency

The authorities stipulate that as of this Friday public and private public transport must carry no more than "one third of passengers" in relation to its capacity under the state of emergency because of Covid-19.

: Lusa

The measure, which has been in force since this Friday, is expressed in Presidential Decree 82/20, which defines the concrete measures of exception in force during the fifteen days of the state of emergency, also prohibits the provision of motor-taxi services.

The owners of the companies or vehicles "must guarantee" the "minimum health and safety conditions".

The document states that "breaches of the express measures by private service providers may result in the seizure of the vehicle".

Containing the spread of Covid-19 in Angola, which has four confirmed cases of infection, is the basic basis of the document signed by the President, João Lourenço.

According to the decree, road and rail transport remain in operation "only for the provision of minimum services", as well as the transport of essential goods and merchandise.

The Ministry of Transport must perform the acts "necessary and appropriate" to "guarantee the transport services of persons and essential goods by land, sea and air transport".

Prohibition of movement and stay of persons on public roads are also included in the exceptional and temporary measures for the prevention and control of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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